THURSDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2021
This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..
Prompt ~FACELESS FACES
by John Yeo
I find whenever I’m writing a story or piece of poetry, it’s inevitable that my characters will start out completely faceless.
My job is certainly to word my description in such a way as to gently suggest the characteristics that would build the type of person I’m introducing.
My favourite author, Charles Dickens was adept at this, cleverly introducing characteristics that helped the reader form a picture of a person from a faceless face.
One way is to concentrate on the five senses when thinking of how to construct a character’s face.
Sight~ Eyes, colour, cold blue etc , shape, deformities
Sound~Ears, pointed, flat etc, sharp hearing, loss of hearing.
Smell~Nose, Large, small, pointed, nostrils, hair.
Taste~Lips and tongue, Fashion of spectacles, nose-ring, makeup,
Touch~Rough or smooth velvety skin. soft facial hair.
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